New Owners of rMBP for September - Samsung or LG

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ducatiti, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

    ducatiti

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    I may give the rMBP retina one last shot after several returns. Just wanted to check in with the new owners for the month of September, which display have you been receiving? Maybe Apple is now only shipping out Samsung displays due to the numerous returns of rMBP with LG displays.
     
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

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    Got mine in mid August with an LG screen and it was PERFECT. I returned it to get a 16GB Model, which as a Samsung screen and it is also PERFECT.

    Two tries, two perfect. No complaints.
     
  3. CedarPoint182 macrumors member

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    I received a replacement the first week of September that exhibited definite IR (LG panel). I've decided to hop off the merry-go-round for a few months while I wait for these issues to be sorted out.
     
  4. kjlake macrumors member

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    I got one with an LG display and I have no complaints. :)
     
  5. bluespider macrumors 6502

    bluespider

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    how do you know the screen manufacturer? mine is great though...
     
  6. kjlake macrumors member

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    Run the following command from terminal

    ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
     
  7. jettie1767 macrumors 6502

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    LG screen here bought last Sept. 10. Perfect screen.
     
  8. iridium8 macrumors newbie

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    Samsung

    build to order MacBook Pro Retina
    2.7/16/768

    Week 37/38 build (September)
    Samsung screen - won the screen lottery on the first try!

    This one's a keeper!
     
  9. xdxdaustin macrumors regular

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    I have a perfect build to order 2.6/16/256 and won the Samsung lottery first time around!
     
  10. clamchowderz macrumors member

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    ordered mine on tuesday and got it today. ran script in terminal...how do i know if its samsung or lg?

    returned:

    Color LCD
    LSN..
    DLM..

    regardless i'm happy with my screen and do not see any deformities.
     
  11. velleity macrumors member

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    That's a Samsung!

    Mine is too - got it on Wednesday. No issues so far aside from considering ditching my base model for 2.6/16/256
     
  12. jedolley macrumors 68000

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    Ordered 9/3 and received 9/10 (BTO 2.6/16/512). Samsung screen and it's perfect. No dead pixels, no IR, and no uniformity issues.
     
  13. Mabyboi macrumors 6502

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    Got a 2.6/16/256 with an LG screen and it's perfect! I would have liked it to be a samsung more (no particular reason) but its perfect either way!!
     
  14. Bebel macrumors member

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  15. jffluis macrumors regular

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    MBP Retina 2.6 / 16 / 512 SSD Arrived on 5 Sept. PERFECT SAMSUNG SCREEN :D
     
  16. revokin macrumors member

    revokin

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    Just got a BTO yesterday and it has a Samsung display and it's perfect.
     
  17. jezza69 macrumors member

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    got mine on friday samsung screen very happy with it
     
  18. tivoboy macrumors 68030

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    LG still

    Ordered a second one, 2.6/16/256 BTO and it's also an LG. While there doesn't yet appear to be any IR, the MAIN issue that I had with the last one, was LOW BRIGHTNESS, I have to keep it at either full, or a couple ticks down from full just to have normal readability.

    The new one, ordered Sept 3, arrived Sept 11th, is also LG and not IR but almost even WORSE brightness. I know these screens don't have the same brightness of previous screens, but I prefer brighter especially with more light in a room.

    Is there no hope? I hate to keep playing the 14 day game.
     
  19. Arcsylver macrumors member

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    Purchased at apple store 9/6/2012.
    Base model 2.3/8/256
    Samsung screen and SSD.
    Won the lottery twice on one machine.
     
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  21. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    I had 2 BTO September models that were LG and went back.
     
  22. Cassadian macrumors regular

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    2 rMBP's base model. Both Samsung screens and graphics card failure with the first and the second has a misaligned Magsafe 2.0 and squeaky chassis.
     
  23. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    They are not going to stop shipping ones with a certain screen - unfortunately you are going to have to purchase it with a chance of getting a certain panel. Personally I don't see the difference in the brand - if it has defects it has defects.
     
  24. Retops macrumors regular

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    LG Screen here

    I have a brand new 16/256 with an LG screen. Looks perfect. Nice machine and the extra RAM really makes it zing.
     
  25. uhslax24 macrumors 6502

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    Why? :confused:
     

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